ABOUT Balance & Motion Massage TheRAPY
Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF)
Paula Burchat became a Massage Therapist in 2005 after studying for 2 years at KineConcept Institute in Ottawa. She joined the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists’ Association and after 5 years of working with teams and at events she was success in the examinations and became a certified member or CSMTA Sport Fellow.
Paula has studied Visceral Manipulation and Neuromenigeal techniques with the Barral Institute and has been a teaching assistant for the VM program since 2018.
As a member of Athletics Canada’s Integrated Support Team (IST), Paula was selected for 16 national teams and travelled around the world as a team therapist for Canada’s Cross Country Running Team and Track and Field Teams. She has also worked with the Canadian Rugby Team and Boxing Ontario.
Paula was a member of core medical for Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018 and the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru in 2019.
Paula is an NCCP Level II trained distance running coach. She coached runners for races from 5K to ultramarathon from 2004-2018. She has also coached 10-12 years olds for cross-country races and road races.
She treats clients aged 10-90 years who are active at all levels. Before becoming Laurel’ mom, Paula was a competitive ultra marathoner winning races ranging from 50 miles to 100 miles. She is proud to have competed for Canada at the World 100km Ultramarathon Championships in 2007 and 2008. Paula is a past race committee, board and executive member of the Ottawa Race Weekend and she held several positions on the board and executive of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists’ Association.